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Congressman Vicente Gonzalez

Representing the 15th District of Texas

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July 27, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON — Deported veterans would be able to return home and their citizenship application process would be expedited under legislation introduced in the U.S. House on Wednesday by Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen, and two other congressmen.

July 27, 2017 In The News

President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning announced in a series of tweets that the U.S government will no longer accept or allow transgender individuals to serve "in any capacity in the US military."

His tweets spurred reaction from several individuals, one of which was U.S Rep. Vicente Gonzalez, D-McAllen.

July 27, 2017 In The News

The public outrage following President Donald Trump’s flippant and amateurishly dictatorial tweet attempting to ban trans persons from the military is a reminder of how fragile the rights of minorities can be.

July 21, 2017 In The News

U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela, D-Brownsville, has joined his Border Caucus Co-Chair Raul Grijalva, D-Arizona, in penning a letter in opposition of the 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill.

July 17, 2017 In The News

LIVE OAK COUNTY – Local producers who are on the front lines of the ongoing cattle fever tick eradication program here now have an ally in Washington.

July 16, 2017 In The News

MCALLEN, RGV – Two of the three congressmen that represent the Rio Grande Valley have spoken out against rhetoric that harms cross-border commerce.

U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar of Laredo and U.S. Rep. Vicente Gonzalez of McAllen recorded video messages for a “legislative report card luncheon” hosted by the RGV Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and held at the Double Tree Suites in McAllen.

July 12, 2017 In The News

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley throughout the month of June held its popular University Transportation Center for Railway Safety summer camps on the Edinburg Campus.

The four week-long camps make up the largest railway safety-related camp in the nation, with more than 1,000 third- through 12th-graders in attendance this year.

July 7, 2017 In The News

The Blue Dog Coalition, a group of moderate House Democrats, has formed a Task Force on National Defense, co-chaired by Reps. Vicente Gonzalez of Texas and Brad Schneider of Illinois.


July 6, 2017 In The News

WASHINGTON—Congressman Vicente Gonzalez (TX-15) today announced that he will co-chair the Blue Dog Coalition’s Task Force on National Defense. The task force will proactively promote a strong national defense, improve the lives of our service members and veterans, and ensure American global leadership.

June 26, 2017 In The News

Freshman Rep. Vicente González (D-Texas) has launched a Congressional Oil and Gas Caucus with the aim of educating fellow lawmakers about related issues.